The Epsilon side comfortably progressed from the CDC4 groups stages without losing a map, but failed to progress further than the first play off match, falling at the hands of the former H2k.Qpad side in the single elimination brackets.
Level7 saw the fortunes of Epsilon plummet even further with an embarrassing 3-13 exit to K1ck on mp_backlot in the loser bracket final, finishing a disappointing fourth. The LAN however proved the breeding ground for their new players, with three players being dropped, and three new players joining alongside Ville "id3" Jarvi and Antti "sec" Sinisalo.
Tuukka "DEEMI" Santanen - A former Counter Strike Source (CSS) player who played in Insignia Cadre, and had relative success online, though the team decided against competing in the Championship Gaming Series qualifiers. He cites boredom of CSS and the opportunity granted by Epsilon as the reason for joining. He made his CoD4 LAN debut at Level7, finishing 9-12th with Team Konna.
Otto "plaekki" Kuisma - Joins from the Logitech.fi side, who won the Level7 LAN but likewise failed to progress past the last sixteen at CDC4. Feeling that the lineup changes at Epsilon give the team more potential than his former side, Logitech.fi who 'have the motivation left to play seriously 24/7', but also relished the opportunity to play alongside konna, who he considers 'a good friend of mine in real life'. He's an already established and talented Call of Duty player.
Joona "konna" Parikka - Perhaps the most famous player to join the Epsilon side, the former Meet Your Makers (MYM) Warcraft III star, decided to pick up his Call of Duty career, after playing CoD2 alongside plaekki in Insignia Cadre. He also made his CoD4 LAN debut at Level7, unsurprisingly in Team Konna.
The players to leave the organisation are "dae", "ana" and "jani". The new Epsilon eSports Call of Duty 4 lineup now looks like this.
Ville "id3" Jarvi
Antti "sec" Sinisalo
Tuukka "DEEMI" Santanen
Otto "plaekki" Kuisma
Joona "konna" Parikka
- mymym.com [one article]
- SK-Gaming.com [multiple articles, columns and coverage]
- ESReality.com [one column]
- Crossfire.nu [multiple articles, columns and coverage]
eSports media achievements:
- Long-listed for eSports scene journalist Award 2008
- Nominated for best eSports coverage 2008 (SK)
- Nominated for best eSports coverage 2007 (SK)
- Published in Times Higher Education (THE); online and print.
- Long-listed for the Guardian's 2009 International Development Journalism competition; online.
- CGS European Qualifier and Draft
- Multiplay i31
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